Left: An ATA Airlines Boeing 757 (Photo: John Murphy (ATA 757) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons) Middle: An Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 (Photo: Rudi Riet from Washington, DC, United States (Aloha Airlines B737-700) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons) Right: A Skybus A319 (Photo: WacoJacko at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Nine Years Later: The Triple Airline Defuncts of 2008

Beginning on March 31, 2008 and lasting through April 5, 2008, three distinct airlines closed their doors in the United States. At the time, the global economy was in shambles with unemployment being up and the price oil holding at an all time high.  People were traveling less during this time and airfares along with the cost of travel were rising. This led to three different airlines, with three separate business models to close down. Aloha Airlines Aloha Airlines had been…